Unlike the sunny trail around the main part of Hermann Park (with the zoo, train, pedal boats and Japanese Garden), this trail is under the shade of giant trees. It weaves through the golf course and over bridges.
A new fitness station has been installed along the trail, very close to the parking lot attached to the Centennial Garden. This isn’t a kid playground, but you can roll up your stroller and do a few sit ups and pull ups while your kids cheer you on.
This trail is away from the street and pretty secluded… making it peaceful but not super safe. When we’ve gone, there have been several other runners and walkers… but I would recommend taking a friend and going during daylight hours.